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Best Round Diamond for 7k – 10k, Deciding between Blue Nile, Costco, BGD and CBI Ideal Cut Diamonds

Hi Todd, I’m trying to find an engagement ring around the 7k – 10k range that is at least 1 ctw for the center stone. I have been looking all over the place and am a little worried about ordering from Blue Nile because I like to see what I’m buying before I actually buy […]

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The Secret Formula for Maximum Diamond Sparkle

“Hi, I read through your post on selecting the best Blue Nile Diamonds and picked a couple of diamonds out that I think meet the geometric recommendations that you laid out. Links below.  What I am looking for: Diamond over 1ct – 1.2ct Eye Clean Diamond will be set in a white gold setting (in […]

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What do Diamond Proportions & HCA Score have to do with Light Leakage in a GIA 3X Cut Diamond?

Is HCA a Good Way to Judge Diamond Proportions? “I was wondering if you could help me with evaluating if the 5.5 Holloway Cut Adviser score for a diamond is truly an issue. I have seen this diamond and another diamond that scores a 3.4. Is there any sort of analysis you could show me […]

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